June 11, 2011


learning to be a better sister
learning how to listen to them, love them in a way that leads them to respond
learning every detail of a Star Wars movie or a tap dance move
And you know what?  I want to know about those things.

learning to be a better daughter.
learning that sometimes, the best thing to do, is the thing you don't want to do.
learning what it takes to raise a family and care for a home.
And you know what?  I can't wait to be a mom.

learning to be a better friend.
learning that phonecalls have to be made, and dates have to be set.
learning to listen, and care, and feel.
And you know what?  I don't do that often enough.

learning to be a better child.
learning that He wants to hear from me, He wants to know my feelings.
learning that it's hard to be the girl He wants me to be.
learning that I have what it takes to be that girl.
And you know what?  So do you.


  1. I love this...super inspiring, and I know exactly what your talking about with the star wars. :)

  2. i really love this, Olivia. beautiful writing, beautiful sharing of your heart.

  3. Love this post! And the photos are beautiful!


    P.S. I'm a new follower of yours and I just wanted to let you know I think you have a lovely blog. :)

  4. I saw in your post you said "learning a new tap dance move"... do you tap dance? I am just dying to take lessons. ;)

  5. @ Mary - No, my sisters do though. I'm not much of a dancer! :)

  6. Absolutely beautiful, Olivia!

    My goodness, you are one fifteen yo. photographer!!!